Africa is the continent most affected by HIV/AIDS. Let’s not bother with statistics: the figures are huge. Some of the leaders are in denial: they assert there is no problem in their country. Some of them even deny that the HIV virus causes AIDS. Some of them condone (by not speaking up against them) utterly revolting practices, like that of having sex with an infant (we’re talking a few months old) in order to get cured. Witch doctors are obeyed because they clear the men of all responsibility in the matter.
So, since it’s practically impossible to persuade an African man to have safe sex and use a condom (it’s beneath them, isn’t it?), and it can't be done by force, other strategies have to be employed. In Uganda, for instance, they’re currently giving money to young girls not to have sex. They’re promoting abstinence for women. It might work. One question, though, who are the men going to have sex with, then? And how are they going to be cured of AIDS, since the most favoured remedy is sleeping with a virgin?
Should I slap the ignorant, arrogant, stubborn men? The leaders? What about all of them?